From The Editor: keep learners usefully engaged

Holiday, according to most people, is synonymous with sleeping, drinking, eating, travelling and generally relaxing. And with this long holiday, many students hope to eat more, watch television all day and sleep for as long as they can.

 

Holiday, according to most people, is synonymous with sleeping, drinking, eating, travelling and generally relaxing. And with this long holiday, many students hope to eat more, watch television all day and sleep for as long as they can. Very few, if any, look forward to breaking their back for their parents by helping with house chores such as cooking, cleaning the house or digging.

However, experts warn against creating a paradise for the holiday-makers because it can be counter-productive. They advise parents to engage their children in a number of activities that will keep them busy so as to avoid or minimize cases of fornication, drunkenness and redundancy. Parents also discuss the various activities their children can be involved in without causing the brain to rust.

Still in this week’s Education Times is a profile of a former driver who emerged from almost no where to make it to the highest academic level. Jean Bosco Rusagara, who left for PhD studies in India yesterday, tells us how he has managed to upgrade his education amidst his litany of challenges and what motivates him to keep going. His story is one that would inspire many people because it is grounded in reality. Who says we can’t?

education@newtimes.co.rw

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